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Mir Hamza is a Pakistan left-arm fast bowler who represented the national side in just one Test match in 2018. He has played over 88 First Class matches, 72 List A matches and 42 Twenty20 matches. In FC matches, he took 360 wickets at an average of 21.60 while in LA and T20, he picked 110 (31.8 average) and 41 (29 average) wickets.
Mir Hamza recently had an interview with Green Team. Check out the full interview below.
Mir Hamza’s complete interview with Green Team
Q. You have already played PSL and then later you played KPL which is followed by the whole world. How excited are you to be part of KPL?
KPL is indeed one of the best leagues in the world watched by many players. I was not part of the last year’s edition but I did follow watching on TV and found it really entertaining. There was a great competition between players. So yes, In Shaa Allah, this year it will be better than last year.
Q. Which batter has been the most difficult for you to bowl at?
Babar Azam is the toughest batter I have faced. He has got all kinds of shots to play against a bowler whether it’s One Day cricket or T20 cricket. But the batter that has all kinds of shots to play becomes difficult for the bowler to bowl at him.
Q. Which bowler is the reason why you wanted to become a fast bowler? Who was your bowling teacher?
Wasim Akram. He had me a lot and taught me a lot of fast bowling tactics, especially about how you have to bowl in different conditions. It’s obvious he knows about these things and I’m very happy that I’ve played a lot of cricket under the coaching of Wasim and learnt from him.
Q. It’s been said that along with Shaheen there should be another left-arm fast bowler. Is it your wish to bowl alongside Shaheen?
No doubt Shaheen Afridi is one of the toughest bowlers whether it’s with the new ball or the old ball. Whenever the PCB needs me in the bowling attack of Pakistan, especially with Shaheen, I will be very happy and I’ll try my best to guide Pakistan to victories through my bowling.
Q. You made your Test debut in 2018 against Australia and since you did not play. Does 29-year-old Mir Hamza is looking for a comeback?
Yes, I made my debut three years ago but then I was dropped. I worked really hard on myself not just for Test cricket but even in ODI and T20 cricket. Recently in PSL and in Pakistan domestic cricket, my performance was really good. My focus is not just on Test cricket but I want to get a chance in other formats and perform well.
Q. Every player has suffered challenges. In these times, who have helped you a lot?
The tough time comes in every human’s life but you remember those people who were with you and backed you. Even I had to go through some tough times so Wasim (Akram) Bhai and Moin (Khan) Bhai were with me as always and they backed me even in my tough times.
Q. What advice would you like to give to youngsters who wish to become cricketers?
My advice to the youngsters is that they must focus on their skills and groom them. They must also groom their fitness and be mentally strong. Not on those things that cannot be controlled by us as it gives negative energy and drop you mentally and physically which your cricket suffers. So as long as you are focusing on your cricket, Allah is always with those who work hard and always gives his desired results.
We thank Mir Hamza for giving his valuable time to Green Team.